Keeping our immune system strong helps us stay well in times of stress. This includes rest with adequate sleep, regular exercise, drinking water and eating well and regularly.
There are times in our lives where our stress levels are very high. We should all be aware that with the current Covid19 crisis we are all experiencing extreme anxiety and stress. We are functioning at heightened levels that as a family, community and country we have never experienced before. This will put pressure on our immune system.
Vitamin C and Vitamin D are good supplements to take to help our bodies in such times. Vitamin C is found in some very familiar foods including Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale, Kiwi-Fruit, Citrus Fruits, Pineapples, Strawberries, Cranberries, Blueberries and Watermelon.
Vitamin C benefits our bodies in growth and repair. It aids in absorption of iron, the healing of wounds, the maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth. Vitamin C also boosts our immunity.
Vitamin D, commonly known to be sourced by sunlight, is important in our bodies regulation and ability to absorb calcium. It is also important for the maintenance of phosphorus levels in our blood. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased susceptibility to infection.
We need both Vitamin C and Vitamin D daily, ideally in small to moderate levels regularly.
Because our immune system defends our body from foreign organisms, promoting and boosting a healthy immunity helps to keep us well. This is essential in these times of heightened stress.